The University of Limerick was established in 1972. The University is an independent, internationally focussed University. Its mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research and scholarship in an environment, which encourages innovation and upholds the principles of free enquiry and expression. Particular attention is paid to the generation of knowledge, which is relevant to the needs of Ireland's continuing socio-economic development.
The University offers a range of programmes up to doctorate and post doctorate levels in the disciplines of Business, Education, Engineering, Informatics & Electronics, and Science.
The University of Limerick campus, with the river Shannon as its centre, is located 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International airport. The campus area comprises 324 acres with a total area of buildings of 140,000m2. A new five span vehicular bridge links the north and south bank campuses of the University across the river Shannon. This infrastructure facilitates access to a range of new buildings and facilities such as the Health Sciences Building, the Thomond Village student accommodation complex and the proposed Irish World Performing Arts Village.
The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 10,000 students and in excess of 1,300 academic and administrative staff.
The University and its subsidiaries have a turnover of €120 million per year. The University provides accommodation for 2,220 students in four villages on campus.
In addition to the academic and research activities of the University the campus provides public access to a range of cultural, sporting, and retail activities both locally and nationally. The 1000-seated University Concert hall and the University Sports Arena, including the National 50 m Pool attract over 750,000 visitors each year.
Adjacent to the University is the National Technology Park (NTP), Irelands first Science/technology Park (350 acres), which is home to over 80 organisations employing almost 3,000 people. There is close interaction between the National Technology Park Limerick and the University.
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